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2022 Best Linguistics Master's Degree Schools in the Far Western US Region

16 Colleges in the Far Western US Region
101 Master's Degrees
If you plan on getting your master's degree in linguistics, you won't be alone since the degree program is ranked #222 in the country in terms of popularity. This means you won't have too much trouble finding schools that offer the degree.

College Factual looked at 16 colleges and universities when compiling its 2022 Best Linguistics Master's Degree Schools in the Far Western US Region ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 101 master's degrees in linguistics to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Linguistics School for Your Master's Degree

Best Linguistics Master's Degree Schools in the Far Western US Region The linguistics master's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. Important measures of a quality linguistics program can vary widely even among the top schools. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

Quality Overall Is Important

A school that excels in educating for a particular major and degree level must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges for a Master's Degree ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

Over 80% of the schools in this list are in the top 31% of our overall quality ranking.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 389 to 41 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on linguistics students vs. other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other linguistics students want to attend this school to pursue a master's degree.
  • Educational Resources - The amount of money and other resources allocated to students while they are pursuing their degree. These resources include such things as number of students per instructor and education expenditures per student.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized linguistics related body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for linguistics students working on their master's degree.

One Size Does Not Fit All

When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Linguistics Master's Degree Schools in the Far Western US Region list to help you make the college decision.

Best Schools for Master’s Students to Study Linguistics in the Far Western US Region

Explore the top ranked colleges and universities for linguistics students seeking a a master's degree.

10 Top Far Western US Region Schools for a Master's in Linguistics

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
7th Most Popular In CA
4 Annual Graduates

University of Southern California is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a master's degree in linguistics. USC is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Los Angeles. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #30 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means USC is a great university overall.

A favorite major for linguistics students, there were about 4 students who graduated from this program at USC in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In CA
7 Annual Graduates

University of California - Los Angeles is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a master's degree in linguistics. Located in the large city of Los Angeles, UCLA is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #27 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means UCLA is a great university overall.

There were roughly 7 linguistics individuals who graduated with this degree at UCLA in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a master’s in linguistics from University of California - Los Angeles

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In CA
4 Annual Graduates

Every student who is interested in a master's degree in linguistics has to check out University of California - Berkeley. UC Berkeley is a very large public university located in the medium-sized city of Berkeley. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #24 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means UC Berkeley is a great university overall.

University of California - Berkeley is a fairly popular university to study linguistics in the Far Western US Region with about 4 graduates in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
7th Most Popular In CA
2 Annual Graduates

It's difficult to beat University of California - Santa Barbara if you want to pursue a master's degree in linguistics. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Santa Barbara, UCSB is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #123 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means UCSB is a great university overall.

University of California - Santa Barbara is one of the most popular universities to study linguistics in the Far Western US Region with about 2 graduates in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In WA
1 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Seattle, UW Seattle is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #61 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means UW Seattle is a great university overall.

There were roughly 1 linguistics individuals who graduated with this degree at UW Seattle in the most recent year we have data available.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In CA
11 Annual Graduates

CSULB is a very large public university located in the large city of Long Beach. This university ranks 39th out of 96 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of California.

There were roughly 11 linguistics students who graduated with this degree at CSULB in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a master’s in linguistics from California State University - Long Beach

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
9th Most Popular In CA
4 Annual Graduates

Located in the suburb of Davis, UC Davis is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #128 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means UC Davis is a great university overall.

A favorite choice for linguistics students, there were approximately 4 learners who completed this degree at UC Davis in the most recent data year.

More information about a master’s in linguistics from University of California - Davis

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In CA
7 Annual Graduates

San Jose State is a very large public university located in the city of San Jose. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #191 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means San Jose State is a great university overall.

There were approximately 7 linguistics individuals who graduated with this degree at San Jose State in the most recent year we have data available.

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San Diego State University

San Diego, CA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In CA
16 Annual Graduates

SDSU is a fairly large public university located in the city of San Diego. This university ranks 50th out of 96 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of California.

There were approximately 16 linguistics individuals who graduated with this degree at SDSU in the most recent data year.

More information about a master’s in linguistics from San Diego State University

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
13th Most Popular In CA
1 Annual Graduates

UCSD is a very large public university located in the city of La Jolla. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #100 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means UCSD is a great university overall.

University of California - San Diego is a fairly popular university to study linguistics in the Far Western US Region with roughly 1 graduates in the most recent year we have data available.

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Best Linguistics Colleges by State

Explore the best linguistics schools for a specific state in the Far Western US Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
California 649 93
Washington 408 4
Oregon 282 3
Hawaii 112 10
Alaska 69 8

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One of 5 majors within the Linguistics & Comparative Literature area of study, Linguistics has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Language Translation 59
Comparative Literature 31
Applied Linguistics 15
Modern Languages 8

Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Pandit Rahul Sanskrutayan, Banshidhar Mohanty. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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